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Poster: bigredgeets Date: Oct 29, 2012 1:01pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

I've run across a number of Hollywood Barn Dance Old Time Radio transcriptions on glass-based records. I've only been able to find 17 episodes that are publicly available, the earliest dated sometime in 1945, and a lot of the ones I have are dated 1944, although I do have some later ones. I wonder if there are others that I am not aware of out there, or if these are 'new' finds, so to speak. The label is not typed, but written.

A question on playing these - I have an old Newcomb tube based record player that is capable of playing 16 inch transcription records. Is there any danger of hurting these records if I attempt to play them (I know that the older shellac-based ones are extremely fragile). I would like to convert these to digital mp3's, if possible.

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Poster: ChrisJBrady Date: Jan 4, 2013 8:14am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

For advice on transcribing glass transcription disks try asking on the Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List at - they are experts!!

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Poster: ChrisJBrady Date: Jan 4, 2013 8:16am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

Sorry the address is: ARSCLIST at LISTSERV dot LOC dot GOV

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Poster: bigredgeets Date: Oct 29, 2012 1:18pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

I just realized that these are 12 inch transcriptions, not 16 inch. And the transcriptions are dated 1944, 1945 & 1947.

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Poster: brforsberg Date: Nov 17, 2012 2:45pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

I would recommend you contact Jerry Haendiges at www.otrsite.com. He is a nice guy and am sure he can answer your questions.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Nov 17, 2012 4:30pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

Is there another web address? The one shown above is 400ed.

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Poster: brforsberg Date: Nov 18, 2012 5:02pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

It is www.otrsite.com without a period at the end. Somehow this blog added the .to the end of the link.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Nov 18, 2012 5:22pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

I should have noticed the extra punctuation. The site looks pleasant. Thanks for the tip.

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Poster: adrianc3954 Date: Jan 3, 2013 1:49pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Transcriptions of Hollywood Barn Dance

The worst thing to do to any old record is to try to play them back using old vintage equipment. This is very important when it comes to turntables. You must use an archival quality modern turntable with a modern tone arm. You also need a cartridge that will have to ability to hold a course groove stylus. And last but not least you you need a phono pre amp that can recreate the many old playback curves. If you don't do that you will ruin the discs in addition to making the digital files sound awful. And don't preserve them using MP3.
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